Louisiana 1st-time jobless claims decrease
BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending June 2 decreased from the previous week's total.
The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 4,177 from the previous week's total of 4,285. The figure was lower than it was for the comparable week a year earlier, when there were 5,344 initial claims.
The four-week moving average, which is a less volatile measure of claims, increased to 3,851 from the previous week's total of 3,588.
Continued unemployment claims claimed for the week ending June 2 totaled 32,533, an increase from 31,957 the previous week. The four-week moving average for such claims increased to 32,035 from 31,976.